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Was EMS care of hypothermic teen negligent?–
Hypothermia death of a Minn. teen is an unimaginable tragedy, but a breach is not enough for a finding of negligence
Family of Minn. teen who froze to death sues responders–
The parents of Jake Anderson, 19, allege first responders declared their son dead before properly evaluating and transporting him to a hospital
How 2 new go bags designed with medics in mind keep your critical tools close at hand–
5.11 Tactical redesigned its EMS duffel and backpack for easy organization and rapid access to your tools in the field
Awake and paralyzed: The frightening final minutes for an injured teen–
RSI can be lifesaving when appropriately applied or deadly if not performed with a high-level of proficiency and accuracy
Reality Training: Unresponsive teen after intentional asphyxiation–
How will you care for a teenager who intentionally asphyxiated himself and is now unresponsive with agonal respirations?
EMS use of CPAP for respiratory emergencies–
CPAP for emergency management of congestive heart failure and other respiratory emergencies has become the standard of care
Capnography: A vital sign for every EMS patient–
Monitoring ETCO2 with waveform capnography gives EMS providers real-time feedback to make treatment decisions and improve care for a multitude of medical problems and traumatic injuries
Remember 2 Things: How to improve cardiac arrest response–
Do you remember your first cardiac arrest call? Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead shares two tips for responding to a patient in cardiac arrest and to increase the likelihood of ROSC.
Wis. firefighters shut down wedding after 26 suffer CO poisoning–
A generator was being run indoors at the event, forcing nearly 300 guests to be evacuated from the venue
When in doubt, extubate the patient–
Patients do not die from failure to intubate, but failure to oxygenate. When in doubt, pull out the tube.
Prove it: Is it asthma or COPD?–
A single prehospital treatment protocol for respiratory distress from asthma or COPD is reasonable
Sepsis: Special considerations for geriatric patients–
Review special considerations for assessing and treating geriatric patients with moderate or severe sepsis.
Machine keeps lungs awaiting transplant perfused–
Learn how a machine keeps lungs awaiting transplant perfused. Also watch to observe normal lung ventilation during mechanical ventilation.
10 obsolete EMT skills–
Gather round to learn the out-of-date and obsolete EMT skills that the Ambulance Driver has outlasted during his EMS career
Police: Man drowns in agricultural waste–
The death of a 26-year-old farm equipment operator has been ruled an accident
Remember 2 Things: How to monitor violent, restrained patients–
In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead describes the importance of capnography to monitor violent patients who have been restrained. Whitehead also discusses the importance of temperature assessment and monitoring.
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